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Toxicology
Toxic flame retardant accumulates in dolphins
Toxicology : 14 April, 2005
HBCD, hexabromocyclododecane, is a much-used flame retardant in insulating foam and furniture upholstery. A team led by Dutch researcher Jan Boon from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Royal NIOZ) has discovered that one isomer of the toxic substance HBCD accumulates in dolphins and porpoises.
 
Researchers unlock mysteries of toxic metals in the largest contaminated site in United States
Toxicology : 02 November, 2004
Copper mining in Butte and Anaconda, Montana, starting in 1860's, poisoned the air, the land, and the water; well over 100 years later, contaminants are still found as far as 300 miles down the Clark Fork River, whose headwaters are in that area.
 
Do lead bullets continue to be a hazard after they land?
Toxicology : 01 November, 2004
There were 20 million metric tons of lead bullets fired in the United States in the 20th century. Is that lead having an environmental impact?
 
 
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